How do you ‘get over the pond’ on your ‘bird’? FOOD.
As this is the final day Vegan 4-A- Week I thought that I would eat vegan the whole way home. All airplane, airport food: Faces Free! In order to get myself sorted, last week I called Qantas and requested a Vegan Meal. It was a bit of an ordeal because I am on a no gluten diet and they couldn’t guarantee that the vegan meal would be gluten-free. What to do? STICK TO IT! So Vegan I went!
4am oats on the way there (worst bowl of ‘oats’ I’ve had all week) ½ c. rice flakes, ½ c. canned peaches, 1 TB almond butter
Brekky on the plane (contained wheat)
I ate the fruit, muffin (had sugar) and the bean side thingy (pretty sure it had sugar) and one bite of the potato thing. YUMMY. Veggie potato cake—I think that I am going to make one at some point. Oh and the orange juice.
Then I was starving when I got to Sydney. I had about ¾ of the $8.50 fruit salad.
This was my lunch (contained wheat)
To be honest I was hungry and I ate everything there..even this roll..which has gluten in it. It was a rice pilaf w/ an eggplant lentil get-up. Salad w/ a honey dressing. I had about 1 tsp of the dressing all up. I dip my fork in the dressing than pick up the lettuce. I also had a cup of coffee w/ a splash of soy milk and a cup of peppermint tea. I had a about 5 dried apricots (from the snack pack pictured below because everything else my tummy hates) and 1 apple (unpictured).
Breakfast—does it look familiar? This time I ate everything.
After eating this I could feel the gluten and sugar reacting in my body. Not a fun experience all the time. I just had a tummy ache. I then thought to myself ‘it was good that I went Vegan, but for my health it may not have been worth it’
I got hungry before heading on my last plane ride so I got vegan sushi (avocado/cucumber) and a huge apple.
So I am home. I have spent 29 hours flying from Australia to Oregon. I have cried a few tears knowing that my body has held me together enough to get the longest and most amazing hug from my grandmother.
I will post tomorrow about my thoughts on Vegan Week and tell you the fun things that I bought tonight since I can get the stuff in AMERICA.
Did you think that I was going to make it the whole week?